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Friday, November 9
 

8:00am

Hospitality
Hospitality is a perk where all membership can find lots of good munchies—both healthy and not-so-healthy. Does your panel schedule not leave enough time to visit a restaurant? Up at the wee hours of the morning and nothing seems open? Come join us at Hospitality for snacks, quick food at meal time hours, or all-night nibbles when you get the munchies. When you wake up, at what ever hour that happens to be, wander in for a fresh-brewed cup of coffee and some friendly, fandom conversation.
We will have options for all diet types and ingredient lists will be posted on food at time of service. Please note food and drink cannot be taken from Hospitality.

Friday November 9, 2018 8:00am - 11:59pm
Room 106

9:00am

Info Desk
Have a question about OryCon? Visit the Info Desk (located in the Ballroom foyer, across from Registration) or ask anyone wearing a burgundy ribbon with gold lettering (ConCom ribbon).

Friday November 9, 2018 9:00am - 9:00pm
Main Lobby

9:00am

Registration
After hours, Reg will be assisted by The Watch, which can be found in the Portland Room.

Friday November 9, 2018 9:00am - 9:00pm
Hayden

10:00am

Volunteers Signup
OryCon runs on the blood, sweat, and tears of volunteers. On top of the amazing feeling of helping out, we also offer free swag to the volunteers on the last day of con. The swag comes straight from the vendors’ tables and includes lots of wonderful items that are donated just to reward the volunteers. Those who volunteer the most hours pick an item first, and then so on down the line. So the more hours you volunteer, the higher chance of picking your swag first!
So, got an hour to kill? Want to help out? Just want some free swag for sitting in a chair? Please visit the Portland Room on LL1, and help us put on a great OryCon!

Friday November 9, 2018 10:00am - 8:00pm
Hayden

10:00am

Console\LAN GAMING
Are you into computer gaming? Come play on Kumoricon's LAN and blast the ORCs\Enemies\Candy into the sky!

Friday November 9, 2018 10:00am - 10:00pm
Clackamas

10:00am

Teen Lounge
Teen Lounge is a safe space for people ages 13-21 to be as geeky as they please. The Teen Lounge has a range of games that are both table top and console. There are plenty of snack, drinks and like minded geeks.

Friday November 9, 2018 10:00am - Saturday November 10, 2018 1:00am
Room 116

12:00pm

Sensory Friendly Open House Friday
Conventions can be overwhelming and difficult for everyone. Flanders open during this time for sensory-friendly activities and open space for stimming and just being yourself.


Friday November 9, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Flanders

12:00pm

Shrinky-Dinks Peace and Love! Retro Kids Craft
As Vash the Stampede from Trigun would say: "Love and Peace!" Your grandma probably baked these groovy trinkets in an EZ-bake oven. We will draw and color on this heat-shrinkable unique material, and a clay-working professional will heat-shrink it into trinkets you can wear as jewelry or use as key fobs. https://www.gilt.com/brand/alex-toys/product/1107076186-alex-toys-shrinky-dinks-peace-love-jewelry

Moderators
Speakers

Friday November 9, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 256

12:00pm

Dealers Room
Need that perfect gear for your steampunk outfit? Looking for a particular book? A fabulous piece of jewelry? Curious to know what the latest games are? A clever T-shirt? Come to the Dealer’s Room! We have almost 40 vendors just waiting to supply you with almost anything your heart desires. We’re on Lower Level 2, next to the Art Show ... Come visit!

Friday November 9, 2018 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Salon East

12:00pm

Artifacts
Want a shirt? A fabulous travel mug? Maybe you'd like a little time off from your children? Come to the Artifacts table near Registration on LL1. We can sell you baubles and give you the information you need for our on-site child care.

Friday November 9, 2018 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Hayden

12:00pm

Fan Tables
Need a break but don't want to miss the fun? Stop by the Fan Tables mini con in the Ballroom Lobby. Here you can find a fan group to join, a future event to attend, and much more.

Friday November 9, 2018 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Front Lobby

12:00pm

Open GAMING & Game Library
GAMING returns to OryCon 40, sponsored by our sibling convention GameStorm (http://www.gamestorm.org). Come on upstairs and try your hand at one of the many games in the game library, or try out one of the new ones you just grabbed in the dealers hall. To see the amazing selection of games in the game library, see http://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/Game_Storm?own=1

Friday November 9, 2018 12:00pm - Saturday November 10, 2018 12:00am
Multnomah

12:00pm

Movie Room
Movies, anime, and film shorts.

Friday November 9, 2018 12:00pm - Saturday November 10, 2018 2:00am
Room 156 A

12:00pm

Movie Room
Movies, anime, and film shorts.

Friday November 9, 2018 12:00pm - Saturday November 10, 2018 2:00am
Room 156 B

1:00pm

200th Anniversary of Frankenstein
Two hundred years ago a book written by a teenager was published to immediate acclaim. Mary Shelly's Frankenstein has never been out of print, and continues to influence science fiction and horror in every story telling medium. To celebrate this anniversary, we will present on the writing of the novel, the surprising life story of Mary Shelley, Frankenstein themes as they apply to today's science experimentation, and the films and television that use the Frankenstein theme.

Speakers

Friday November 9, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
JB's Nightclub

1:00pm

Accounting for Creatives
Its not fun but someone has to do it! Even if you hire a time-shared personal assistant or an accountant, there are pits you can fall into and opportunities you might miss, and that is all on you. Panelists will discuss their business successes, failures and surprises both pleasant and unpleasant.


Friday November 9, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pettygrove

1:00pm

Galaxy Minds
Bring your Galaxy Mind to Flanders for some stories about our galaxy, share what you know about the Milky Way, and even create a galaxy of your own to take home.


Friday November 9, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Flanders

1:00pm

Rock-painting for beginners
Hands-on, all-ages workshop on making beautiful illustrations on rocks. Art can be affordable and accessible to everyone if we open our minds about what can become a canvas!

Moderators
Friday November 9, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 256

1:00pm

Asteroids or Mars
Which should we attempt first? What are the challenges of each? Why either is important.


Friday November 9, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
White Stag

1:00pm

Bead Embroidery Workshop
2-hour workshop to learn the basics of bead embroidery. In addition to learning at least 3 basic stitches, we will cover tools, stabilizers and thread. Kits provided by the Instructor.


Friday November 9, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 206

1:00pm

Fan Lounge
We had to pick a closing time for the electronic schedule, we'll be open until traffic actually dies down. The Susan C. Petrey Memorial Fan Lounge is a community area for fans to meet and hold gatherings during OryCon. If your club/guild/ committee/alliance/group of friends would like a free area to host a get-together, please sign up on the door of the lounge during the convention. View orycon38.sched.org for the latest schedule information. Refreshments will be provided, and the only requirement is that your event is open and welcoming to any fans who might wander in. Folks just looking for a place to sit and relax are welcome, too!

Friday November 9, 2018 1:00pm - 11:00pm
Room 202

2:00pm

Baby And Toddler Social - Friday
Families with babies and toddlers are welcome to drop by Flanders and spend some time away from the hectic convention scene. Older siblings are welcome as well.


Friday November 9, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Flanders

2:00pm

Art Demo: Mark Chapman
Mark Chapman demonstrates his art style.

Speakers

Friday November 9, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Art Show: Art Demos

2:00pm

All I Need to Know About Archery I Learned From Watching Robin Hood --Not!
Learn about bows, arrows, hunting and more so your novel does not end up a target!


Friday November 9, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pettygrove

2:00pm

Eco-Art: Bottle Cap Mural Begins (sensory-friendly, ongoing event)
We will be creating murals out of bottle caps of all colors, shapes, and sizes over OryCon weekend. If you are not able to attend the workshop, there will be time to contribute to the project throughout the weekend. This is a deliberately neurodivergent-friendly project. It can be worked on independently, asynchronously, on a drop-in basis, when space is available, quietly throughout the weekend. Sorting unused caps by colors and size is a welcome contribution to building the mural.


Friday November 9, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 256

2:00pm

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Are the novel and concepts still relevant in terms of bioethics, the human reaction to different kinds of intelligence like AI/robots, and our reaction to scientific innovation?


Friday November 9, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
White Stag

2:00pm

How to design the Perfect Politician
How do you design and implement a career-development program to produce elected officials and high-level administrators who can break free of the broken adversarial paradigm and actually work together with one another to solve society's problems?


Friday November 9, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Overton

2:00pm

Friday ORCs
ORCs: Open Read and Critique session allows writers of all skill levels to read the first 750 words of their work to a round table group of the same.

Moderators
Friday November 9, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lovejoy

2:00pm

Art Show
Art Show is located on the lower level parking area next to the Dealer’s Room and is open to membership. Please do not bring in any food or drink. No photography is allowed in the Art Show.
Want to help run Art Show next year? Meet artists, help with sales, and hang out with the cool kids? Drop a line to artshow@orycon.org and we’ll sign you right up!

Friday November 9, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Salon West

3:00pm

Mike Chinakos Reading
Mike Chinakos reads from his works.

Friday November 9, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 152

3:00pm

Storytime Adventure with Kate Ristau
Come bring your imagination to build a storytime adventure with author Kate Ristau and her Storytime Friends.

Moderators
Friday November 9, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Flanders

3:00pm

Altering Thrift Store Paintings to Make Fantasy and Science Fiction Fun For Your Home
Learn how to modify already questionable work found at 2nd and stores and garage sales to give it your own brand of whimsy. After a discussion about the ins and outs of differing painting techniques and alterations, panelists will be scribbling on flat copies of classical art to get in the mood.

Moderators
Friday November 9, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Art Show: Art Demos

3:00pm

The Artist's Studio
Discuss what the ingredients are for a space that is inspiring and comfortable to work in. How big, how bright, how busy? Working in silence or noise?


Friday November 9, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 206

3:00pm

Publishing co-op or small press?
How a publishing co-op can work for you


Friday November 9, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lovejoy

3:00pm

Small Press Expectations
Why choose a small press? Will I make more money? Get more design and editing freedom? Learn real expectations and results from a small press and why it may or may not be the best choice for you.


Friday November 9, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pettygrove

3:00pm

Fins and Tails
The DiY making or buying of mer costuming. The panel will cover how to make a tail/fin or where to buy them.

Moderators
Speakers

Friday November 9, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pendleton

3:00pm

Horror For Beginners
Want to write a scary story, but do not know where to start? Advice from some of our favorite horror authors!


Friday November 9, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 166 B

3:00pm

Vulnerability in Writing
What makes the most powerful writing? So often writers get caught up in the mechanics and craft of writing that they forget to bring vulnerability to the piece. Without that, characters and scene can be difficult to connect with. Join panelists as they share their methods for bringing vulnerability to their writing.


Friday November 9, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 166 A

3:00pm

Fabric Painting: Personalize Totes, Patches, etc.!
All-ages, hands-on opportunity to personalize your tote bags, to encourage use of reusable rather than disposable bags, and your patches, to encourage repairing rather than replacing clothes. Supplies provided!


Friday November 9, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 256

3:00pm

Building story for games vs building games for story
A discussion on the differences in the creative process between building a world designed to fit within a pre-built set of game mechanics, vs building a set of mechanics to turn a novel into a game.


Friday November 9, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Jantzen

3:00pm

Costuming Meet & Greet
Meet and visit with fellow costumers!


Friday November 9, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 266

3:00pm

Healthy Singing Workshop
Come join voice teacher Kris Wildman for a vocal technique session that will give you some basics in breathing, finding tone that projects in the room, and how to sing all night and not lose your voice.


Friday November 9, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Timberline

3:00pm

Getting serious about Asimov's Laws
Isaac Asimov wrote provocative fiction about the about the role of robots in a futuristic society. His three Laws of Robotics made for fascinating reading. Time has marched on and we are on the cusp of modern automation. Are these laws still relevant? Come find out!


Friday November 9, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
White Stag

3:00pm

Current events in historical perspective
What have we learned from history that benefits our current society? Are we repeating our mistakes?


Friday November 9, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Overton

3:00pm

Family Lounge
Do you need a quiet place to let your littles rest, or perhaps breastfeed in peace? Come to the Family Lounge, and relax for a few. Please note that you must stay with your children while they're in the Family Lounge. Child care is not available.

Friday November 9, 2018 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 102

3:30pm

Jennifer Willis Reading
Jennifer Willis reads from her works.

Speakers

Friday November 9, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Room 152

4:00pm

Underwater Mermaid Adventures
Come along on an underwater adventure with our mermaid friend Sif with crafting, stories, and fun.


Friday November 9, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Flanders

4:00pm

Curtis C. Chen Reading
Something old, something new, something to download, also Kangaroo!

Speakers

Friday November 9, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 152

4:00pm

Art Demo: Brigid Nelson
Brigid Nelson demonstrates her art style.

Speakers

Friday November 9, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Art Show: Art Demos

4:00pm

Protecting Online Art From Piracy
Using existing online resources to sell your art? How do you do it without getting ripped off?


Friday November 9, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 206

4:00pm

Autograph Session: Friday 4pm
Authors and artists sign things

Friday November 9, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Dealers: Autographs

4:00pm

From the Hall to the Masquerade
What is the difference between a Hall Costume and a Masquerade Costume? How can you adapt your costume for wearing at a con? Discussion of hall costume designs and tips. How to have an outstanding, stop-me-in-the-hall-for-a-picture costume.


Friday November 9, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pendleton

4:00pm

Story Pacing: Hurry Up, and Wait
Speed the story up, raise the stakes, increase the tension -- But not too much. Readers, like runners, want to keep moving fast but can not go at a breakneck pace all the time. What are the techniques, large and small, to make you story roller-coaster a fun, exciting ride?


Friday November 9, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pettygrove

4:00pm

Yarning for The Doctor: Intro to Hoop Weaving, Knitting & Crocheting
Begin to learn how to knit, crochet, or hoop weave, to make a 4th Doctor scarf, a Jayne hat, or anything else you dream up. You may stay and finish your projects during the Time Lord Academy panel up next! Then come show what you made at Tiptoe Through the TARDIS at 8:30 for prizes!


Friday November 9, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 256

4:00pm

Game Embellishment: Keeping story engaging
How do you make a canned adventure your own? What details do you add to a homebrew adventure to keep players engaged?


Friday November 9, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Jantzen

4:00pm

SF around the World
Science Fiction is not unique to the English speaking world. Come talk to other fans of Science Fiction from other Cultures. See what is similar, and what is different.


Friday November 9, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Overton

4:00pm

The Hollywood Dream
Canticles actors Aubree Bowen and Matthew Gardner lead a discussion about the Hollywood dream. They will tell you their own unique stories, then answer everything you need to know about the dreams of an Actor in Hollywood, from pre-production to post, from film to TV - may you never give up on yours!


Friday November 9, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lovejoy

4:00pm

Steven Universe Meet up
Meet other Steven Universe fans! Trade theories and discuss exciting story developments!

Friday November 9, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 266

4:00pm

Can You Really Carry That?
Have you ever read a story or played an RPG game where the player or protagonists had a plethora of weapons and survival gear? Do you ever wonder how they could walk, let along trek through the steaming wastelands to fight the ultimate battle? How much can people really carry? What do most common types of weapons, ammunition, blade weapons, and various period and modern survival implements weigh? Come listen to our panel discuss this important part of your story and up your game.


Friday November 9, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
White Stag

4:00pm

#OwnVoice In Storytelling
What started out as a kid-lit movement, has emerged to be a discussion of representation in all the stories we consume. What does it mean for books, or other media, to be part of #ownvoice? How does the diversity of the creators influence the voice of the story?


Friday November 9, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 166 B

4:00pm

New Writers Unite!
Are you looking for a writing group? Want to talk shop with other new writers? How about some brainstorming? The room is open for two hours specifically for new writers to meet, discuss writing, share tips, and perhaps commiserate.

Friday November 9, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 166 A

4:30pm

Concert: Cat Greenberg
From mermaids to Sarah Jane Smith, battling bullies to finding love, St. Louis filker and author Cat Greenberg shares her sense of wonder.

Moderators
Friday November 9, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Timberline

4:30pm

Mark Niemann-Ross Reading
Mark Niemann-Ross reads from his works.


Friday November 9, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 152

4:30pm

Fairytale Gardens Arts and Crafts Open House
We will have materials on hand to build a fairy garden, fairy door, and fairy accessories from recyclable materials to take home with you. Projects are geared to be accessible for young children to complete with adult assistance, but all are welcome to come and create a fairy fantasy with us!


Friday November 9, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Flanders

5:00pm

Esther Jones Reading
Esther Jones reads from her works.

Speakers

Friday November 9, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 152

5:00pm

In a Dark Time: PTSD, Anxiety, Depression and the Act of Creating Art
A panel on writing, painting, drawing, singing and dancing through the dark.


Friday November 9, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 206

5:00pm

Autograph Session: Friday 5pm
Authors and artists sign things


Friday November 9, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Dealers: Autographs

5:00pm

How I marketed my novel
The panelists present their method(s) of marketing their work and how effective it is (or isn't).


Friday November 9, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Pettygrove

5:00pm

50+ years of Star Trek Costumes
Explore the history of Star Trek through the evolution of the costume design from TOS to Discovery.


Friday November 9, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Pendleton

5:00pm

How Sausage Is Made
What does it take to start a convention? Talk about the nitty gritty details of convention operations with our experienced volunteers.


Friday November 9, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 266

5:00pm

Introduction to Filk and Etiquette in Song Circles
What to expect and how to behave at music events. Learn what bardic and chaos mean. Filk classics with sing along choruses may be deployed.


Friday November 9, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Timberline

5:00pm

Asteroid Mines...and Factories?
Will we drag asteroids to earth or mine them where they are, and where do we process the material and put the factories to make stuff from it?  There are many possibilities and they are not mutually exclusive. How can making stuff in space out of stuff in space off-load the impact of civilization on Earth's environment, and how soon?


Friday November 9, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
White Stag

5:00pm

Must Reads For The Environmentally Aware
What books and stories are out that should be on your reading list of environmental awareness? Discuss how what we read is important to how we view the world.


Friday November 9, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Overton

5:00pm

Beginnings of Bookbinding
Delve into the basics of bookbinding: folding, cutting, creating signatures and putting your text block into a cover. This is a hands-on workshop in which we make a small sample-sized blank book, while learning about other non-adhesive based bookbinding techniques.

Moderators
Friday November 9, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Art Show: Art Demos

5:00pm

Time Lord Academy: Make a Fez, Bowtie, and/or Sonic Device, and Learn Gallifreyan!
4 Whovian crafts in one! Let your TARDIS whoosh you from station to station, to make a fez, make a bow-tie (the Doctor says they are cool!), make your own Sonic (screwdriver? glasses? lipstick?), and learn Gallifreyan. Then show ups what you made at Tiptoe Through the TARDIS at 8:30, for prizes!


Friday November 9, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 256

5:30pm

In Conversation with Seanan McGuire
Meet our Author Guest of Honor, Seanan McGuire, in an open question and answer session!

Speakers

Friday November 9, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Mt. St. Helens

6:00pm

Shawna Reppert Reading
Shawna Reppert reads from her works.

Speakers

Friday November 9, 2018 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Room 152

6:00pm

Let's Create a Character!
A hands-on workshop that teaches basic figure drawing and resources for young artists who wish to create their own characters. Participants will leave with handouts on brainstorming resources and a drawing (or a list of drawing prompts they can work off of later) of a character they created.


Friday November 9, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Flanders

6:00pm

Cosplay for People of All Abilities
Whether your disability is visually apparent or hidden, it might affect how you cosplay. From avoiding certain chemical sensitivity triggers to decorating wheelchairs, there are ways to help anyone be included and fabulous.


Friday November 9, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pendleton

6:00pm

What is happening in the Browncoat world?
Local fans of the Serenity/Firefly world discuss upcoming projects and events that will be happening in the Browncoat world.


Friday November 9, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 266

6:00pm

Story vs mechanics: when is which important
We all know that games need to balance mechanics and story. But how do you find the right balance?


Friday November 9, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Jantzen

6:00pm

Medical Ethics of the Future
What do we predict will be the societal dynamics, climate changes, and socioeconomic realities of the future, as affecting medical care, and how do we envision ethically responding to them in the future? What is realistic, and what are the legal, ethical, moral, practical, and spiritual implications, of the advances in medical technology and diagnostics depicted in fictional works? What are the privacy and security implications of wearable tech and the data mining thereof for health informatics research?


Friday November 9, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
White Stag

6:00pm

Gender and Sexuality: The Divide
A discussion about the difference between gender and sexuality and why both need to be present on page. What does it take to be mindful of Queer readers when writing SFF with Queer characters?


Friday November 9, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Overton

6:00pm

Outline a SFF novel with Frog and Esther Jones in 60 minutes or less
This is an interactive workshop where Frog, Esther, and the audience take a novel idea and convert it to something that makes sense on paper. Participants will plan a scifi/fantasy novel with the authors-- from finding an opening hook, to pushing through the muddy middle, to delivering that final climactic punch.


Friday November 9, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pettygrove

6:00pm

Oregon Nexus Summit
A Summit of The Royal Manticoran Navy (TRMN) and Starfleet International (SFI) Region 5


Friday November 9, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Lovejoy

6:30pm

Endeavor Awards
Join Jim Fiscus as he presents the 2017 Endeavor Award Finalists.

Moderators
Friday November 9, 2018 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Mt. St. Helens

6:30pm

Joseph Brassey Reading
Joseph Brassey reads from his works.

Speakers

Friday November 9, 2018 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Room 152

7:00pm

Alma Alexander Reading
Alma Alexander reads from her works.

Speakers

Friday November 9, 2018 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Room 152

7:00pm

Art Demo: Liz Argall
Liz Argall demonstrates her art style.

Speakers

Friday November 9, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Art Show: Art Demos

7:00pm

Kids Dance Party
Come dance for an hour to music and fun. Fri and Sat

Moderators
Friday November 9, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Flanders

7:00pm

Re-Fashioning Footwear
Need the perfect shoes or boots to go with your costume, but can't find something just right in your size? We've got the solution! From easy embellishments to more complex constructions, like making shoes into boots, there are plenty of tricks to modifying footwear, and we'll share our favorites with you.


Friday November 9, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Pendleton

7:00pm

Writer Retreats
Get away from everything, sit down, and write! Does this work? What about meals? Instruction? Solo, or how about with a group?


Friday November 9, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Pettygrove

7:00pm

Art Contest Begins/Open Use of Art for All Ages and Abilities
Everyone is welcome. There will be prizes, yet this is very low-key, welcoming, sensory-friendly, safe, quiet activity, no-pressure environment. Use our supplies (including supplies from Copic), or bring your own. Drop in any time throughout the weekend to continue or submit your work!

Moderators
Speakers

Friday November 9, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 256

7:00pm

Gateway Games: Board Games
Have friends that do not play Board Games? Here is some suggestions to maybe get them interested.


Friday November 9, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Jantzen

7:00pm

Meet the Mandalorian Mercs
Meet some local members of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club - an International Star Wars universe costumed charity group.


Friday November 9, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 266

7:00pm

Concert: Dara Korrati
Speakers

Friday November 9, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Timberline

7:00pm

Building the Future
A discussion of cutting edge materials science, miracle materials such as graphene, silica aerogel, and transparent aluminum.


Friday November 9, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
White Stag

7:00pm

Orphans & Dynasties: Racial Coding in SF/F
Inherited magic is an important component in SF/F universes -- I am the one true King / Jedi / etc., because my magic makes me so. We will discuss how these tropes can be, unintentionally or not, coded ways of reinforcing existing power structures.


Friday November 9, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Overton

7:00pm

Opening Ceremonies
Meet the guests, find out about panels for the weekend, and be entertained!


Friday November 9, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Mt. St. Helens

7:00pm

Steampunk Salon and Tea Parlour by GEAR Con
The crew of Portland's Steampunk Extravaganza brings you an evening of refreshments, games and demonstrations.

Friday November 9, 2018 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 202

8:00pm

Perler Beads for Beginners of All Ages
Come enjoy this delightful new hands-on, all-ages craft panel, using teensy, colored beads to make designs that resemble Light-Brights....Swallowing hazard for infants/toddlers. https://www.perler.com/

Moderators
Speakers

Friday November 9, 2018 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Room 256

8:00pm

Stoney Compton Reading
Stoney Compton reads from his works.

Speakers

Friday November 9, 2018 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Room 152

8:00pm

Self-Publishing 101
It looks so easy! Just write a book, find a friendly editor, and then publish! Right? Maybe not! Talk to our experienced writers, editors, and publishers about the art of self-publishing. Find out what you need to know to make it successful for you.


Friday November 9, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Pettygrove

8:00pm

Intro to Sewing Repair/DIY Repair Kit
Anyone, especially cosplayers, might need to know how to fix a button on the fly, or help a hem in a hurry. Prepare for future wardrobe malfunctions by learning basics of sewing repair and how to build a DIY sewing repair kit. No experience necessary, but kids under 10 need adult supervision, given presence of sharp sewing needles.


Friday November 9, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Pendleton

8:00pm

Masquerade Meet and Greet Q&A
Masquerade meet and greet, talk with the masquerade crew, get your forms filled out and your questions answered.

Speakers

Friday November 9, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 266

8:00pm

Concert: PDX Broadsides
The PDX Broadsides return to their hometown SF/F Con with a whole lot of brand-new music. From the sweet to the sassy to the savage, you will experience a full spectrum of emotions at the Fabulous PDX Broadsides Musical Revue. Come hear songs that you have never heard before, and sing along to old favorites!


Friday November 9, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Timberline

8:00pm

Is there a Solution to Toxic Masculinity?
A discussion of what toxic masculinity is, how deep it pervades American society, how to combat it, and how to deal with the damage it causes. In the world of hashtags like Yes, all men, we need to know why it is important for every man to accept responsibility for themselves and others.


Friday November 9, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Overton

8:30pm

Stephanie L. Weippert Reading
Stephanie L. Weippert reads from her works.


Friday November 9, 2018 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Room 152

8:30pm

Tiptoe Through the TARDIS: Doctor Who Fandom Celebration & Media Sharing!
Your Doctor Who Fandom Celebration has regenerated! Now with DW MadLibs, review of DW games, and media-sharing! Win prizes as you show off your crafts from our Whovian craft panels, cosplay, recite lines, trade trivia, share fanworks rock us with Trock, flirt a la Captain Jack Harkness. Reminisce and predict. Improvise your own adventures, where you would take the TARDIS & what would happen there. Dust off your Time Con archives, comics, and relics worthy of the underground bunker of Henry van Statten. We will be waiting in our parallel world; nothing can exterminate this fandom! (Just in case we lack internet access, please bring video and audio clips on your hard drives, on flash drives, or on CDs or DVD+Rs, thanks!) Rating: PG-13


Friday November 9, 2018 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 256

9:00pm

What is a Furry?
Learn about what a furry is and about the furry fandom.

Moderators
Friday November 9, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 266

9:00pm

Storytelling for Adults: Handling Mature Themes
A discussion on how to introduce mature elements into games, while not going out of your player's comfort level, and not letting it take over the story.


Friday November 9, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Jantzen

9:00pm

Violence: How it Feels, Sounds and Smells
The panel will discuss the sensory details of violent encounters and the aftermath... and why some of them won\'t use a certain brand of soap. 18+ please, some content may be offensive or disturbing.


Friday November 9, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Pettygrove

9:00pm

Concert: Alexander James Adams and Canticles Productions
Alexander James Adams, first the Faerie Tale Minstrel, now Divine Composer for Canticles, will lead you through the history of the Realms of Aegis during the War of Shards.  This multimedia experience was also Alec's first album ever released on vinyl, and is now long-listed for the 2019 Grammy's!


Friday November 9, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Timberline

9:30pm

Barrowman Boot(y) Camp!
Innuendos in space! Captain Jack Harkness has earned his fame as the most notorious and most endearing flirt in all of time and space. And his portrayer is no slacker in that regard, either. Can you keep up? Strut your stuff, toss us your best lines, preferably in cosplay, and enjoy the musical, literary, and even dance talents of versatile (Jack would say flexible) actor John Barrowman, as well as some of his best scenes as Jack and in various other roles.


Friday November 9, 2018 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Room 256

9:30pm

Karaoke
Friday November 9, 2018 9:30pm - Saturday November 10, 2018 2:00am
Mt. St. Helens

10:00pm

Fanfic 101
Advice on how to write, and how to beta (how to give helpful feedback onwriting by another). Bring one or more examples of your fanfic, if you have any (or your outlines or ideas for future fanfic). We will address some common considerations, including canon vs. fanon, grammar, character and plot development, building fanfic community, and anything else you would like. We welcome folks of all ages and levels of experience, and all genres and fandoms (except not 18+ content at this particular panel).


Friday November 9, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Room 256

10:00pm

Surrealist & Fandom GAMING!
Games with a fandom and/or surrealist twist! Come enjoy 1920s and modern parlour games; 1920s and fandom cosplay encouraged! Cards Against Gallifrey, Who Am I? Fandom Edition (ALL fandoms are fair game!), Game of Thrones Monopoly (and/or Harry Potter Monopoly), Consequences / Exquisite Corpse, trivia, etc.! Bring your own games to share!

Moderators
Speakers

Friday November 9, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Room 266

10:00pm

Open Circle: Chaos
Come sing, play, or listen with us.  You don't have to wait your turn, but please don't hog the floor.

Friday November 9, 2018 10:00pm - Saturday November 10, 2018 2:00am
Timberline

10:30pm

Theresa Reed Reading
Midnight erotica reading from Theresa Reed. **This is an 18+ reading**

Speakers

Friday November 9, 2018 10:30pm - Saturday November 10, 2018 12:00am
Room 152

11:00pm

Putting the Oomph in your Smut, + readings (18+)
Get some tips as to how to get hot and heavy or smooth and seductive in your written works. Then read, listen to, or perform your favorite true tales, tall tales, original fiction, or fanfiction. Poems, songs, songfics, filks, and fan-made videos are also welcome. LGBTQ -inclusive panel. First-time authors and first-time performers are as warmly welcomed as seasoned pros, in this safe space for sharing. Works may be rated anything from G to erotic, 18+.


Friday November 9, 2018 11:00pm - Saturday November 10, 2018 12:00am
Room 256

12:00am

Maquel A. Jacob Horror Readings
Things that go bump in the night!

Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 12:00am - 12:30am
Room 152
 
Saturday, November 10
 

8:00am

Hospitality
Hospitality is a perk where all membership can find lots of good munchies—both healthy and not-so-healthy. Does your panel schedule not leave enough time to visit a restaurant? Up at the wee hours of the morning and nothing seems open? Come join us at Hospitality for snacks, quick food at meal time hours, or all-night nibbles when you get the munchies. When you wake up, at what ever hour that happens to be, wander in for a fresh-brewed cup of coffee and some friendly, fandom conversation.
We will have options for all diet types and ingredient lists will be posted on food at time of service. Please note food and drink cannot be taken from Hospitality.

Saturday November 10, 2018 8:00am - 11:59pm
Room 106

9:00am

Make a Golden Snitch Ornament!
Calling all Quidditch fans (or parents of Harry Potter fans). Make a golden snitch ornament to hang in your room or give as a gift! They are fun and easy to make, but small children should have an adult helper. All supplies will be provided. You will leave with one completed beautiful, golden snitch.


Saturday November 10, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 256

9:00am

Kaffeeklatche: Saturday 9 am
Have a morning coffee with your fans!


Saturday November 10, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
JB's Nightclub

9:00am

Artifacts
Want a shirt? A fabulous travel mug? Maybe you'd like a little time off from your children? Come to the Artifacts table near Registration on LL1. We can sell you baubles and give you the information you need for our on-site child care.

Saturday November 10, 2018 9:00am - 6:00pm
Hayden

9:00am

Info Desk
Have a question about OryCon? Visit the Info Desk (located in the Ballroom foyer, across from Registration) or ask anyone wearing a burgundy ribbon with gold lettering (ConCom ribbon).

Saturday November 10, 2018 9:00am - 9:00pm
Main Lobby

9:00am

Registration
After hours, Reg will be assisted by The Watch, which can be found in the Portland Room.

Saturday November 10, 2018 9:00am - 9:00pm
Hayden

9:00am

Fan Lounge
We had to pick a closing time for the electronic schedule, we'll be open until traffic actually dies down. The Susan C. Petrey Memorial Fan Lounge is a community area for fans to meet and hold gatherings during OryCon. If your club/guild/ committee/alliance/group of friends would like a free area to host a get-together, please sign up on the door of the lounge during the convention. View orycon38.sched.org for the latest schedule information. Refreshments will be provided, and the only requirement is that your event is open and welcoming to any fans who might wander in. Folks just looking for a place to sit and relax are welcome, too!

Saturday November 10, 2018 9:00am - 11:00pm
Room 202

9:00am

Open GAMING & Game Library
GAMING returns to OryCon 40, sponsored by our sibling convention GameStorm (http://www.gamestorm.org). Come on upstairs and try your hand at one of the many games in the game library, or try out one of the new ones you just grabbed in the dealers hall. To see the amazing selection of games in the game library, see http://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/Game_Storm?own=1

Saturday November 10, 2018 9:00am - Sunday November 11, 2018 12:00am
Multnomah

9:00am

Teen Lounge
Teen Lounge is a safe space for people ages 13-21 to be as geeky as they please. The Teen Lounge has a range of games that are both table top and console. There are plenty of snack, drinks and like minded geeks.

Saturday November 10, 2018 9:00am - Sunday November 11, 2018 1:00am
Room 116

9:30am

Doodle Monsters!
We will bring the paint, markers, pens, color paper swatches, googlie eyes, scraps of fabric, etc. so you Doodle Bugs can create your own Doodle Monsters. This is a great way to start "just doodling" for those who are reluctant or afraid to get started on a project!


Saturday November 10, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Flanders

10:00am

Liz Argall Reading
Liz Argall reads from her works.

Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Room 152

10:00am

Art Demo: Elizabeth Fellows
Elizabeth Fellows demonstrates her art style.


Saturday November 10, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Art Show: Art Demos

10:00am

Not Your Grandmothers Quilt
Discussion on the growth of Textile art and how this art medium is growing.


Saturday November 10, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Pendleton

10:00am

Photoshop: Art Without Drawing
Have you always wondered how to make a photo composition for your book cover? Or take your photography to another level? Join me as I take you through the process of how to combine photos to create stunning art pieces. Covering things like taking photos, stock photography, retouching, and manipulation, we will take one photo from start to finish along with time for any questions.

Moderators
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Brittany Torres

Fantasy In Focus Studios
Brittany Torres likes dragons, wine, and attempting to write her book late at night. She braved the college towns of MA to emerge with a Bachelor’s of Arts from Mount Holyoke College. To no one’s surprise she majored both in English and Medieval Studies, specializing in King Arthur... Read More →

Saturday November 10, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Lovejoy

10:00am

Making Hats and Other Costume Bits from Floormats
Floormats from the tool supply store can be bent, formed, carved and fabricated into all kinds of things. Methods for making a pattern, cutting, forming, attaching and finishing will be demonstrated.

Moderators
Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 206

10:00am

The Right Writing Advice
Panelists discuss how to handle feedback from beta readers, writing groups, friends and strangers-- including how to know whose advice to take, and how to accept criticism gracefully!


Saturday November 10, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Pettygrove

10:00am

Making Medieval Cloaks: Hands-On, Kid-Friendly
Learn how to get started on constructing your own simple, circle-based cloak. Some materials provided for experimenting (though you will not be able to complete a cloak during class time). Demo by professional cloak seamstress, Katrina Spillman and her tweens, and Game of Thrones cosplayer, Joseph Thurman, in Creation Station. Sewing needles involved; no unaccompanied kids under 10; but panel emphasizes introducing sewing skills to kids, tweens, and teens.


Saturday November 10, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 256

10:00am

Kaffeeklatche: Saturday 10am
Have a morning coffee with your fans!


Saturday November 10, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
JB's Nightclub

10:00am

40 years in GAMING: board games
Celebrating Orycon's 40th year! How have Board Games evolved and changed over the last 40 years?


Saturday November 10, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Jantzen

10:00am

OSFCI Listening Session
The OFSCI and Orycon Inclusivity Committee would like to hear from you, the fans, about how to make our conventions more welcome to all of fandom. Please join us with ideas!


Saturday November 10, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 166 A

10:00am

Intro To PodCasting
Have you ever wanted to podcast, but you are not sure where to start? Come talk to our experienced podcasters!


Saturday November 10, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 166 B

10:00am

Masquerade Meet and Greet 2
Second chance to meet up with the masquerade crew and get your questions answered and forms filled out.

Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 266

10:00am

Artificial People in Science Fiction
This is about artificial biological people, enhanced or otherwise, who are not conceived and gestated in the normal way. From "Frankenstein" through "Rossum's Universal Robots," "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" and "Friday", this has been the topic of many classic, and not so classic, science fiction stories. Why are authors drawn to this idea? Is there any real word reason for artificial people?


Saturday November 10, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
White Stag

10:00am

Surveillance in a Politically Charged Era
With the advancement of information technology, the future looks frightening. How will science fiction tackle new laws in communication regarding civilian surveillance?


Saturday November 10, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Overton

10:00am

Practical Self-Defense
Violence dynamics and conflict communications instructor Rory Miller will teach self-defense that does not rely on speed and strength. This will be a two hour session with a break in the middle. Attend one hour or both.

Moderators
Saturday November 10, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Mt. St. Helens

10:00am

Art Show
Art Show is located on the lower level parking area next to the Dealer’s Room and is open to membership. Please do not bring in any food or drink. No photography is allowed in the Art Show.
Want to help run Art Show next year? Meet artists, help with sales, and hang out with the cool kids? Drop a line to artshow@orycon.org and we’ll sign you right up!

Saturday November 10, 2018 10:00am - 6:00pm
Salon West

10:00am

Dealers Room
Need that perfect gear for your steampunk outfit? Looking for a particular book? A fabulous piece of jewelry? Curious to know what the latest games are? A clever T-shirt? Come to the Dealer’s Room! We have almost 40 vendors just waiting to supply you with almost anything your heart desires. We’re on Lower Level 2, next to the Art Show ... Come visit!

Saturday November 10, 2018 10:00am - 6:00pm
Salon East

10:00am

Fan Tables
Need a break but don't want to miss the fun? Stop by the Fan Tables mini con in the Ballroom Lobby. Here you can find a fan group to join, a future event to attend, and much more.

Saturday November 10, 2018 10:00am - 7:00pm
Front Lobby

10:00am

Family Lounge
Do you need a quiet place to let your littles rest, or perhaps breastfeed in peace? Come to the Family Lounge, and relax for a few. Please note that you must stay with your children while they're in the Family Lounge. Child care is not available.

Saturday November 10, 2018 10:00am - 9:00pm
Room 102

10:00am

Volunteers Signup
OryCon runs on the blood, sweat, and tears of volunteers. On top of the amazing feeling of helping out, we also offer free swag to the volunteers on the last day of con. The swag comes straight from the vendors’ tables and includes lots of wonderful items that are donated just to reward the volunteers. Those who volunteer the most hours pick an item first, and then so on down the line. So the more hours you volunteer, the higher chance of picking your swag first!
So, got an hour to kill? Want to help out? Just want some free swag for sitting in a chair? Please visit the Portland Room on LL1, and help us put on a great OryCon!

Saturday November 10, 2018 10:00am - 9:00pm
Hayden

10:00am

Console\LAN GAMING
Are you into computer gaming? Come play on Kumoricon's LAN and blast the ORCs\Enemies\Candy into the sky!

Saturday November 10, 2018 10:00am - 10:00pm
Clackamas

10:00am

Movie Room
Movies, anime, and film shorts.

Saturday November 10, 2018 10:00am - Sunday November 11, 2018 2:00am
Room 156 B

10:00am

Movie Room
Movies, anime, and film shorts.

Saturday November 10, 2018 10:00am - Sunday November 11, 2018 2:00am
Room 156 A

10:30am

Diana Pharaoh Francis Reading
Diana Pharaoh Francis reads from her works.

Saturday November 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Room 152

10:30am

Sensory Friendly Open House Saturday
Conventions can be overwhelming and difficult for everyone. Flanders open during this time for sensory-friendly activities and open space for stimming and just being yourself.


Saturday November 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Flanders

11:00am

Making Fandom Bookmarks
Tween-led panel! Everyone loves bookmarks! Come make your own fandom / collage keepsakes! Use our free supplies, and bring home your completed, decorative, personalized bookmarks.


Saturday November 10, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Room 256

11:00am

Concert: Cecilia Eng
Eine kleine Morgenmusik

Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Timberline

11:00am

Cat Rambo Reading
Cat Rambo reads from her works.

Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Room 152

11:00am

Historical Queerness
Queer theory and how it can inform readings of fiction/literature from the Victorian era, such as Frankenstein and Sherlock Holmes.


Saturday November 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lovejoy

11:00am

Kinetic Sculpture Races: Building
Participants are given a kit to assemble and decorate. Tools, kits and pretty things are provided.

Moderators
Saturday November 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Art Show: Art Demos

11:00am

Vandy Hall Felting Demonstration
Come see Vandy demonstrate her needle felting techniques while working on a project. These are the same techniques used in making her three dimensional works such as seen in her hats and felted sculptures.

Moderators
Saturday November 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 206

11:00am

11:00am

Historical Costuming
What makes a costume historically accurate and how important is it to get every detail right? What are the best resources for learning about fashion through the centuries? Panelists discuss what draws them to this genre of costuming.


Saturday November 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pendleton

11:00am

Where Do your crazy ideas come from?
There are lots of pat answers -- "Ideas are everywhere;" "A post office box in Poughkipsee." Still, story ideas do not usually come out fully-formed, like Athena from the head of Zeus. When do writers go looking for inspiration and where?


Saturday November 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pettygrove

11:00am

Kaffeeklatche: Saturday 11am
Have a morning coffee with your fans!


Saturday November 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
JB's Nightclub

11:00am

Care & Feeding of a Successful Book Group
I want to talk about books year-round, not just at con. Where to look for like-minded souls, how to go about setting things up, and how to keep people interested once you've lured them in.


Saturday November 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 166 B

11:00am

Fan Group Recruitment and Retention
How to "show the flag" for your fan group. How to attract and retain members, and build a sense of community within the group. How to work through growing pains and conflict.


Saturday November 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 266

11:00am

Swimming Like a Mermaid
Tips and tricks on everything from nose plugs, sunscreen and goggles for practices to things like how to pose underwater, monofin/costume adjustments, backflips, bubble rings, and all the water elements of mermaiding. Perfect for folks just getting their feet wet when it comes to being in tail!


Saturday November 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 166 A

11:00am

Filmmaking 101
Get to the basics of making your own films. How do I get started, who do I need to know. What equipment do I need. What is a \"grip\" anyway.


Saturday November 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Overton

11:00am

The next Carrington Event, or the end of civilization as we know it.
On September 7, 1859, a truly massive Solar Storm, called the Carrington Event, hit the Earth, causing aurora bright enough to read newspapers after midnight, and strong magnetic fields caused telegraph lines to emit several inch-long sparks. When a storm this size hits the earth again, it could destroy satellites, ground air transports and possibly destroy our communications networks and our power grids. It could take several years or longer to replace the destroyed large power transformers, and a civilization without electricity could be the end of civilization as we know it. We will discuss how the sun generates energy, solar storms and their affect on the Earth and its magnetic field. We will also cover the upcoming flip of the planetary magnetic field and how this makes us more vulnerable to solar storms.

Moderators
Saturday November 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Jantzen

11:00am

Big Data
The computer age has brought about a new wrinkle in how we collect and store mass amounts of data. What are the pros and cons and how do we store it responsibly?


Saturday November 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
White Stag

11:30am

Baby And Toddler Social - Saturday
Families with babies and toddlers are welcome to drop by Flanders and spend some time away from the hectic convention scene. Older siblings are welcome as well.


Saturday November 10, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Flanders

11:30am

Making Fandom Badges
Tween-led panel! Wear your fandom! Showcase your allegiances and OTPs by making and wearing your own fandom badges, from District Pins to Rebel Alliance logos to whatever you can make from felt or other materials we have on hand at Creation Station. There will be pins involved, so supervise your little ones!


Saturday November 10, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Room 256

11:30am

Concert: Creede Lambard
Songs, stories and potrzebie from the shores of Puget Sound. Trigger alert: A banjo may be involved.

Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Timberline

11:30am

G. David Nordley Reading
G. David Nordley reads from his works.

Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Room 152

12:00pm

Richard Lovett Reading
Richard Lovett reads from his works.


Saturday November 10, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Room 152

12:00pm

Kinetic Sculpture Races!
Participants are given a kit to assemble and decorate. Tools, kits and pretty things are provided. Builders from Orycon 40 are welcome to participate!

Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Art Show: Art Demos

12:00pm

Autograph Session: Saturday Noon
Authors and artists sign things.


Saturday November 10, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Dealers: Autographs

12:00pm

Intro to RPG Storytelling
Come dressed up as your favorite hero or come build a character with some costumes on hand so that we can an adventure together in a world you help create!


Saturday November 10, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Flanders

12:00pm

Costuming for Those Who Do Not Sew
For folks who love to costume, but do not want to craft everything from scratch. Topics will include best places to hunt for costumes and accessories, as well as re-purposing common items.


Saturday November 10, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pendleton

12:00pm

Dive Deep into Mermaid Costuming
Join us as we review (with slideshow!) the mermaiding community's most popular and accessible options for tails, monofin, tops, headpieces, jewelry, and other accessories. We'll also review our top picks for waterproof make-up, glitters, and more...with a splash test to prove it!


Saturday November 10, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lovejoy

12:00pm

Making Custom Buttons, Medallions and Other Trinkets
Methods will be demonstrated for making original models, creating a mold from a model and using the mold to produce a finished button.


Saturday November 10, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Overton

12:00pm

Unblocking your Writing
Writers Block: what causes it, and how to unblock yourself. Original and fan fiction writers welcome.


Saturday November 10, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pettygrove

12:00pm

Kitten Kaboodle: Make Cat Toys, Share Cat Joys!
While we make cat toys, we will share anecdotes, photos, and videos about our favorite cats from our lives and works of fiction. All supplies provided free in this all-ages, kid-welcoming, adorable hands-on craft and open mic. From memes to animagi, feline kind dominate the internet and prevail in films, shows -- and our lives. Give them the homage they deserve :)


Saturday November 10, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 256

12:00pm

Game design & play for everyone: adjusting and planning for disabilities
What are some tips for game design and play to make the experience more enjoyable for everyone?


Saturday November 10, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Jantzen

12:00pm

Willing suspension of disbelief
A discussion of earning the willing suspension of disbelief, why you need it, and when to overstep it.


Saturday November 10, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 166 B

12:00pm

Sea and Star Chanteys
Chanteys are songs with repeated chorus lines interspersed throughout, commonly used as work songs. In this panel we will explore historical, futuristic, and fantastic chanteys as might be sung on the seas, between the stars, or in the aether. This is a chance for the audience to break out their harmonizing skills.


Saturday November 10, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Timberline

12:00pm

Robots, Automatons and Devices
Robots are just the latest iteration of technology designed to imitate life, augment human power, and save humans from harmful jobs. Plus they are just so cool! We give a brief history of mechanical devices and discuss their relationship to the society they were devised in.


Saturday November 10, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
White Stag

12:00pm

Writing Realistic Utopias
Dr. Spicer's workshop focuses on techniques for developing believable utopian societies. The building blocks of this approach are: 1) Hopeful vision: freeing the imagination to explore utopian possibilities, 2) Ecological systems: developing the physical backbone of how the society will function, and 3) HumanΓÇöor alienΓÇönature: aligning the society's goals with its members needs and instincts without expecting the society to be perfect.

Moderators
Saturday November 10, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 166 A

12:00pm

Magic(k)al Workshop
Eclectic Pagan veterans and scholars give introductory information and answer questions about Contemporary Paganism and the real world versions of magic(k)


Saturday November 10, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 206

12:00pm

OryCon 41 Preregistration
OryCon 41 is coming! Get your membership before you leave to get the best price!

Saturday November 10, 2018 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Hayden

12:30pm

Cat Greenberg Reading
Cat Greenberg reads from her works.

Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Room 152

1:00pm

Blythe Ayne Reading
Blythe Ayne reads from her works.

Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Room 152

1:00pm

Autograph Session: Saturday 1pm
Authors and artists sign things.


Saturday November 10, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Dealers: Autographs

1:00pm

Bad Ways to Hustle
Sure, it's important to have an "elevator pitch" and conventions are a great way to network! But, there are methods that don't work too and are likely to cancel the deal instead of seal it. Learn from our experts on the best and worst ways to hustle your story!


Saturday November 10, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 166 B

1:00pm

The Chemistry of Costuming
From dyes and paints to non-fabric materials and cleaning odd stains. Discuss how chemistry influences costume design decisions. What do you need to think of before you dye that fabric or paint that accessory?


Saturday November 10, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 266

1:00pm

Are You Doomed by Your Muse?
Creatives have a reputation for self-destructing, suffering, starving, succumbing to various illnesses and addictions... How much of this is self-fulfilling prophecy, how much is sensationalism and cultural influence, and how much is it the nature of being a writer, poet, artist, musician, or other creative?


Saturday November 10, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pettygrove

1:00pm

Horses in Fiction
Learn the basics of horse reality and personality so savvy readers do not throw your fantasy novel out the barn door along with the other stable scrapings. Warning: you may hear some great horse stories.


Saturday November 10, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 166 A

1:00pm

Making Cat Ears
For cosplay, forotaku identity, for Kitten Caboodle, come make your own cat ears.


Saturday November 10, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 256

1:00pm

The Wand Chooses the Wizard
Make your own wands in preparation for Fantastic Beasts 2! Bring them to our Harry Potter / Fantastic Beasts Celebration at 3pm Saturday in Lovejoy and display them for prizes! All-ages, hands-on craft; materials provided, or bring your own charms!


Saturday November 10, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Lovejoy

1:00pm

Introducing: GameStorm!
Did you know OryCon has a sibling con? Come learn what it is!


Saturday November 10, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Jantzen

1:00pm

Concert: Resounding
Callie Hills and Kris Wildman have teamed up to bring close harmonies and lively arrangements of both original and classic filk to the OryCon stage. Between them, these performers' wide experience in many musical genres, folk to Broadway to classical, bring a unique variety of sounds and textures to the music of Resounding.


Saturday November 10, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Timberline

1:00pm

Looking in the mirror for answers to the Fermi Question?
Where are they? Fermi asked. What do trends in our own recent history suggest about how a really advanced civilization might deal with interstellar distances. Aliens would not be humans, of course, but at a truly advanced level, would it matter?


Saturday November 10, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
White Stag

1:00pm

Societies in the 21st Century
Social constructs are rapidly evolving every few years. Human behavior is in a whirlwind of advancement and decline. As we go forth into the 21st century, what will communities look like? And, if we are headed towards a downward spiral, can we pull humanity out of it?

Moderators
Saturday November 10, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Overton

1:00pm

Archery Basics: From Merida to SCAdia
Whether for role play, cosplay, survival, or tournaments, archery is an art form comprising many skills that can be modeled and practiced even when unable to actually shoot arrows. Learn a bit about what you would need to know to get started, whether actually practicing or posing.

Moderators
Saturday November 10, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tennis Court

1:00pm

Artist Guest of Honor: Jeff Sturgeon Paints
Known for his award winning metal paintings, Jeff will be setting up his easel and painting live. Come watch OryCons Artist Guest of Honor, as he demonstrates his unique techniques, and discusses important principles of composition, value, and light sources.

Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Art Show: Art Demos

1:00pm

Improv! vs. Acting
Improv and Acting are very different things. This is a fun workshop with our Media Guests of Honor to explore the differences and learn!


Saturday November 10, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mt. St. Helens

1:00pm

Masquerade Pre-Judging
Pre-Judging of workmanship is required for Masquerade entries.

Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Pendleton

1:30pm

Storytime Under the Sea
Come along on a family undersea adventure! We will hear stories, sing songs, and learn undersea facts with the mers.

Moderators
Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Flanders

1:30pm

Mike Shepherd Moscoe Reading
Mike Shepherd Moscoe reads from his works.


Saturday November 10, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 152

2:00pm

Open Sketch
Bring paper and non-wet stuff to sketch with. Ask for advice or pointers and meet folks who are passionate about art!


Saturday November 10, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 206

2:00pm

Autograph Session: Saturday 2pm
Authors and artists sign things.


Saturday November 10, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Dealers: Autographs

2:00pm

Let's Talk SFWA
What is the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) and what can it do for you, the genre writer?


Saturday November 10, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pettygrove

2:00pm

Make up and wigs for mermaids
This panel will discuss make up techniques for in or out of underwater wear and hair/wig design for in or out of the water.


Saturday November 10, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 266

2:00pm

What to Do Till Your Ship Comes In
How to make a living as a writer while waiting for your first fiction contract. Writers make a living doing all sorts of creative things--magazine articles, button and bumper sticker slogans, Hallmark cards, and many other thing. Come talk to our expert writers about how to creatively make ends meet until your book deal happens!


Saturday November 10, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 166 A

2:00pm

Intro to Fandom Quilting
Hands-on, participatory workshop. Learn how to make a square for a quilt, featuring fandom imagery. Taught by a professional, prize-winning quilter, yet open for all ages, with no experience necessary. Under 10 must have adult supervision. Panel by Contessa Paxton Timmerman.


Saturday November 10, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 256

2:00pm

Impulsive Walrus Books
Meet the indie press and their authors at their book launch!


Saturday November 10, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 202

2:00pm

Gateway Games: RPGs
Have friends that do not play RPGs? Here is some suggestions to maybe get them interested.


Saturday November 10, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Jantzen

2:00pm

Swordplay demonstration
A demo of swordplay. Bring your questions!

Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mt. St. Helens

2:00pm

All of this has happened before, and all of this will happen again
In the aftermath of 9/11, Battlestar Galactica was reimagined as a means of helping us understand how we had arrived at and how we might cope with a radically changed world. This discussion focuses on the road narrative in BSG and other SF and how ancient archetypes, hero\'s journeys, and more can help us learn from the past and create a different future.

Moderators
Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lovejoy

2:00pm

Firearms in Fiction and GAMING
Many writers and game designers have only an academic knowledge of modern weapons, much of it drawn from movies and TV, which is either wrong or impractical. Come listen to our panel of veterans, police, and other experts dispel some of the myths that continue in fiction. This is not intended to be a political panel so please check those agendas at the door.


Saturday November 10, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
White Stag

2:00pm

Political Economy For World-Builders
Learn the basics of political philosophy, forms of government and economic systems to inspire your story, game, or more-informed voting habit.


Saturday November 10, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Overton

2:00pm

Jam in the Key of R
Bring your instrument. Bring your voice. Bring your enthusiasm. And have fun making music.


Saturday November 10, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Timberline

2:00pm

Return Of The Frankenweenies!
BWAHAHAHAHA...Whoops, let's use our inside voices. Ahem. It is time to take any stuffed minion vict...I mean, Volunteer Stuffed Creatures and turn them into New And Improved Customized FRANKENWEENIES! Families with kids of all ages may participate, but adult assistance with scissors, needles, and thread are necessary. The Laboratory Supervisor suggests but does not require donations for each Frankenweenie made to cover cleanup...uh-- I mean costs.


Saturday November 10, 2018 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Flanders

2:00pm

World-Building: A Seminar on Writing - How to Start and Where to Go
Stuck on how to put pen to paper, or where to go when you have too many ideas? Matthew Morrese of Canticles Productions is here to teach a class on the all the basics you need to organize your thoughts, start your story, and create captivating characters along the way!

Moderators
Saturday November 10, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 166 B

2:00pm

SCA Demo
A demonstration of armed combat.

Saturday November 10, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Tennis Court

2:30pm

Irene Radford Reading
Irene Radford reads from her works.

Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 152

3:00pm

Fonda Lee Reading
Fonda Lee reads from her works.

Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 152

3:00pm

Art Demo: Elizabeth Adams
Elizabeth Adams demonstrates her art style.

Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Art Show: Art Demos

3:00pm

Inspiration, Homage, or Theft?
Inspiration is an important part of developing your own artistic voice. We can not help but be influenced by those we admire. How does one develop a distinctive style and when does homage go too far?


Saturday November 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 206

3:00pm

Autograph Session: Saturday 3pm
Authors and artists sign things.


Saturday November 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Dealers: Autographs

3:00pm

Welcome to Wordpress
Everyone tells you that need a website. But how do you set it up? What do you need? We will cover the basics of Wordpress, plus people on the panel will come with suggestions for some of their favorite Wordpress plugins.


Saturday November 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 166 A

3:00pm

Character Makeup on the Cheap
Tips on how to affordably embellish your cosplays with makeup to match your characters.


Saturday November 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pendleton

3:00pm

Research and Writing
From anthropology to zoology and all the disciplines in between, plus cultural exploration, crafts and human experience, the world is full of source material for writers if you only know where to look. Our panel of writers, game designers and fellow travelers will help you learn how to research for inspiration and fact-finding for your speculative fiction.


Saturday November 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pettygrove

3:00pm

Doctor Who: Live Script Readings!
Regenerate an episode of Doctor Who by joining our live reading of a script! Be part of the story in your randomly assigned role, or just listen and relive the magic. No experience necessary, as this is just for fun! Allonsy! All ages welcome, but some content may be TV-PG. This will involve an actual episode of Doctor Who, so... "Spoilers, Sweetie!"


Saturday November 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
JB's Nightclub

3:00pm

Emergency Preparedness: Family/Kid-Friendly
Besides building a bug-out bag, what can you and your family do to prepare for emergencies? Preparedness pros walk you through it. While this session is for families, and kids may attend, some content (mention of disasters) can be scary for little kids.


Saturday November 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 256

3:00pm

Editor Guest of Honor: Jess Hartley
Editor, gamer, and writer! Meet our amazing guest of honor and learn about the wide, wild, world of editing!

Moderators
Saturday November 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mt. St. Helens

3:00pm

40 years in GAMING: rpgs
Celebrating Orycon's 40th year! How have RPGs evolved and changed over the last 40 years?


Saturday November 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Jantzen

3:00pm

Harry Potter / Fantastic Beasts Fandom: Accio Prequels, Sequels, & Fan Creations!
From Griffyndor to Grindelwald, come celebrate the Wizarding Worlds as envisioned by J.K. Rowling and as you would continue them, in your fanworks of any genre. Cosplay, props, trivia, camaraderie, always a great time.


Saturday November 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lovejoy

3:00pm

Pokemon Go Meet Up
We love Pokemon Go and we should all meet and say hi to each other

Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 266

3:00pm

The Past Year in the Rest of the World in Space
News from past year from the non-US space agencies.

Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
White Stag

3:00pm

Why inclusion in Media Matters
Inclusion for media, whether it is television, film or social media, has been a major topic for some time. It seems to be getting more confusing and frustrating. Panelist will discuss current examples with the strides we have made and far we need to go.


Saturday November 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Overton

3:30pm

Elizabeth Guizzetti Reading
Elizabeth Guizzetti reads from her works.


Saturday November 10, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Room 152

3:30pm

Mermaid Photo Op!
Get your pictures taken with visiting mermaids!


Saturday November 10, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Dock

4:00pm

Kookie Klatche With Tristan Tarwater
Our Youth Pro Scarlet Noctus will interview author Tristan Tarwater while the audience enjoys milk and cookies (provided).


Saturday November 10, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Flanders

4:00pm

How is writing like a paintbrush?
Writing, music, painting, acting, dance, sculpture... there are remarkable similarities between creative disciplines and the act of creating using a variety of media. Come share your cross-disciplinary observations or listen in on this discussion of the creative process and what various disciplines can teach and inform each other.


Saturday November 10, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 166 A

4:00pm

Art Demo: Vandy Hall
Vandy Hall demonstrates her art style.

Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Art Show: Art Demos

4:00pm

Showing Up For The Work
How do you gain inspiration? How do you stay motivated? How important is the idea of having a "work ethic"? Does being in the studio prompt the work, or is it inspiration that gets you to the studio?


Saturday November 10, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 206

4:00pm

Autograph Session: Saturday 4pm
Authors and artists sign things.


Saturday November 10, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Dealers: Autographs

4:00pm

The 52 Project: Writing a Short Story, Every Week, for a Year (and Publishing the Best!)
Kenneth Lett, author of "The 52 Project" blog and the resulting anthology, will encourage writers of any level of experience, discussing his process: completing a new short story every week for a year, culling the best of the bunch, organizing them into an anthology, having pals edit and make cover art for it, and self-publishing both paper and digital copies of it.

Moderators
Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 166 B

4:00pm

How Fabric Works
Learn why fabric slithers and creeps, and how you can control it; or what makes some fabric flow while others are stiff. Discuss the "wrong" side of fabric, the difference between warp and weft. Learn how to pick the best fabric for your costume and how to best use it.


Saturday November 10, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lovejoy

4:00pm

The Undeniable Influence of Time and Circumstance
Developing characters that read as products of their time and circumstance.


Saturday November 10, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pettygrove

4:00pm

A Conversation About Puns
A parody-composing coder for the space station meets a deep learning computer scientist with puns on the imagination. Puns in parodies, puns in space. Puns in linguistics, all over the place. Puns in machine learning, puns in your head. Giggle about puns, or learn about them, instead. Homographs, frame-shifting, homonyms, too. Can AI find or compose them from out of the blue?


Saturday November 10, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
White Stag

4:00pm

Plan Your Bug-Out Bag!
Whether your vision of the apocalypse involves zombies or tsunamis, it is wise to be prepared. Preparedness professionals will guide you through considering essentials and comfort items you might want to pack. All ages welcome, but some content might be PG.


Saturday November 10, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 256

4:00pm

Masq Tech Rehearsal
Masq contestants, this is a time to check your sound and light setup! Please attend!

Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mt. St. Helens

4:00pm

Sci-Fi Ask Me Another!
Curtis Chen and Jeff Soesbe present a variety of games involving science fiction and fantasy trivia, puzzles, and wordplay. Audience participation is required, and rewarded! Can you make it to the final Elimination Game? Come have fun while competing for prizes!


Saturday November 10, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
JB's Nightclub

4:00pm

Westercon 73 in 2020
Westercon 73 in 2020 will be in Seattle come learn about our GOH and what we will be doing.

Moderators
Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 266

4:00pm

Themes: Tried and True? Or just tired?
Talking about common themes in games - when has a theme become over done and when is it a classic people love to see again?


Saturday November 10, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Jantzen

4:00pm

The Value of Being Different
There are many terms people use to describe individuals who do not reside in the main portion of the bell curve, yet these differences have stayed in our population. Could it be that being manic, depressive, ADD, ADHD, autistic, color blind or even myopic be actually beneficial to long term survival? Come listen to our panel of experts and find out.


Saturday November 10, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Overton

4:00pm

Masquerade Green Room
For Masquerade contestants to "pre-stage".

Saturday November 10, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Pendleton

4:30pm

Reading by Tristan Tarwater
Join us in Flanders for a reading by author Tristan Tarwater.


Saturday November 10, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Flanders

4:30pm

Steve Perry Reading
Steve Perry reads from his selected work.

Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 152

5:00pm

Mark Rounds Reading
Mark Rounds reads from some old works and his new steampunk novel.

Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 152

5:00pm

Art Demo: andyvanoverberghe
andyvanoverberghe demonstrates his unique art style.

Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Art Show: Art Demos

5:00pm

From Fan Art to Fine Art
How do you make your art accessible to the general public in addition to just sci-fi art shows? Traditional galleries, co-op galleries, online store fronts, arts and crafts shows, and more.


Saturday November 10, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 206

5:00pm

Building an Extended Series
Some readers want to immerse themselves into a series, rather than just a single book. They want to binge. And once your trilogy is done, then what? How to expand your literary universe instead of walking away from your book or short series forever.


Saturday November 10, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Pettygrove

5:00pm

Story Idea Development
You have the sparks of a lot of ideas. How do you pick one and then fan that spark into a flame? Panelists will discuss generating story concepts that will appeal to readers, idea selection, the basic components of a good idea, the minimum or basic components of ideas, and offer suggestions for next steps that will help drive your beginning all the way to The End.


Saturday November 10, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 166 A

5:00pm

What was the first science fiction novel?
On the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein, we discuss whether it is the first science fiction novel, or belongs to another genre.


Saturday November 10, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lovejoy

5:00pm

Emergency Preparedness: All
What are some realistic steps you can take on an individual, household, neighborhood, and municipal level toward preparing for the worst? Preparedness professionals walk you through it. This session will discuss content at a level that might scare kids; parents strongly advised.


Saturday November 10, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 256

5:00pm

Literary Beer with Dr. Jessica Hebert
 It is five o clock right here. Buy a drink at the bar in the event hall, and chat with Dr. Jessica Hebert, ready to talk about just about anything. 21 and over.


Saturday November 10, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
White Stag

5:00pm

Mering in the Community
How to use your mersona and influences in your community - whether just for fun gallivanting around, or community service projects, learn how to make a mer difference.


Saturday November 10, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 266

5:00pm

Betsy Tinney, cello storyteller
Using a cello and an electronic loop pedal, Betsy weaves rich, complex and varied tapestries of sound. Her original cello compositions use music to paint pictures and tell tales, from thunderstorms and skeletal mice to dancing elephants and humpback whales. Website: www.betsytinney.com

Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Timberline

5:00pm

Well...It's Your Cow! Readings
Rapid fire reading from the authors of the anthology, "Well... It's Your Cow!"


Saturday November 10, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Jantzen

5:00pm

Powering the future
A discussion of "alternate" energy and fuels, and moving past oil and coal.


Saturday November 10, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Overton

5:00pm

Reborn Ancient and Esoteric Religious Communities
Supernatural Belief, Celebration of Cultural Identity, and/or Search for Community may all play a role in these revivals or new creations.  But can they go to far? Can ancient religions survive on cultural nostalgia, or is a belief in at least the possibility of some supernatural input required.


Saturday November 10, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
White Stag

5:00pm

Masquerade
Costume Contest

Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Mt. St. Helens

5:30pm

Matthew Morrese: Canticles Reading
Matthew Morrese reads a Canticles children's book.


Saturday November 10, 2018 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Room 152

5:30pm

Superhero Arts and Crafts Open House
Is your superhero uniform up to date? We will have supplies for our young congoers and their families to make capes, bracers, and accessories needed to complete your superhero look. Projects are geared to be accessible for young children to complete with adult assistance, but all are welcome to come and create mayhem with us!


Saturday November 10, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Flanders

6:00pm

Dale Ivan Smith Reading
Dale Ivan Smith reads from his works.

Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Room 152

6:00pm

Do I Really Need an Editor?
What does an editor do, and when do they do it? What kinds of editing/editors are there? Who really should hire an editor (and who should not)? Approaches to editing (i.e. heavy vs. soft hand).

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Torres

Brittany Torres

Fantasy In Focus Studios
Brittany Torres likes dragons, wine, and attempting to write her book late at night. She braved the college towns of MA to emerge with a Bachelor’s of Arts from Mount Holyoke College. To no one’s surprise she majored both in English and Medieval Studies, specializing in King Arthur... Read More →


Saturday November 10, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pettygrove

6:00pm

Sex and the modern market
Your characters don\'t just sit around and talk or stare into each other\'s eyes. They get down and dirty. How do you sell the stuff? How do you stay out of the Amazon Adult jungle? There is so much bad stuff out there, how do you get noticed? What about audio? Come listen to us talk about the naughty bits. 18 and over only, please.


Saturday November 10, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 166 A

6:00pm

Art Contest: Last Submissions, Judging, Prizes, Entry Pick-Up
Art contest runs 6pm Friday-8:30 pm Saturday. Use our materials (or your own) in our safe, sensory-friendly inner chamber of our suite, any time during our other panels, and turn in your submissions any time. This time slot is when we will judge entries and announce winners. Prizes and entries may be picked up now, or any time before we close 4pm Sunday.


Saturday November 10, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 256

6:00pm

Literary Beer with Alma Alexander
Buy a drink at the bar in the event hall, and chat with the fabulous, one-of-a-kind Alma Alexander, ready to talk about all kinds of things. 21 and over.

Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
White Stag

6:00pm

LARP: What is it? Why do you care?
An introduction to LARP and how it works.


Saturday November 10, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Jantzen

6:00pm

Theatre or Film, What Is the Difference?
Makeup, costumes, lights, sound, and script. Discuss how these elements are vital to both theater and film, but used differently.


Saturday November 10, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lovejoy

6:00pm

Concert: Vixy & Tony
Vixy & Tony's lighthearted folk/rock musical style combines with science fiction and fantasy lyrics to tell engaging and beautiful stories. Their energetic performances can be enjoyed by both sci-fi fans and mainstream music fans alike, earning them the Best Performer Pegasus Award in 2008. Michelle "Vixy" Dockrey and Tony Fabris have joined forces with cellist Betsy Tinney and violinist Sunnie Larsen to form a "four-person duo" with a lush, amazing sound. Their music can be found at VixyAndTony.com.


Saturday November 10, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Timberline

6:00pm

Alien Intelligences on Earth and in Space
Before we contact extraterrestrial civilizations, we can practice communicating with alien intelligences right here. Researchers are trying to create a lexicon of dolphin vocalizations in the Caribbean, elephants communicate in frequencies that humans are just learning to see with spectrograms and, as programmers inch their way toward a general AI, the question is if it will think in a way we can fathom.


Saturday November 10, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 266

6:00pm

Future Forensics
What is new in forensics? Microbes! From suspect and victim ID to crime scene reconstruction to proof of guilt via microbial patterns, and possibly some links between microbes and criminal behavior patterns. Come see what might be bugging you, or your burglar!


Saturday November 10, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 166 B

6:00pm

Backlash of Afrofuturism
With the growing popularity of Afrofuturism, assumptions for POC writers has emerged. Does this invalidate their story telling? Is it fair to call them traitors to their culture and ethnicity?


Saturday November 10, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Overton

6:00pm

Stitch & Share
Yarn, hand-sewing, and chatter. A quiet place to stitch and share.

Saturday November 10, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 206

6:30pm

A.M. Brosius Reading
A.M. Brosius reads from his works.

Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Room 152

7:00pm

Kat/K.R. Richardson Reading
Kat/K.R. Richardson reads from her works.


Saturday November 10, 2018 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Room 152

7:00pm

Temporary Glitter Tattoo and Face Painting Party for Families
Come in and pick out your very own glitter tattoo. They last for a few days and wash off. We may also have face painting if enough people are available to help


Saturday November 10, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Flanders

7:00pm

Basic Wasteland Costuming
Wasteland Weekend - it\'s a post-apocalyptic party in the Mojave desert that can be described as a cross between Burning Man and being on the set of a Mad Max movie. The only requirement is that you have a suitable post-apoc costume. How does one go about getting started in building a cool Mad Max-esque costume? What makes a costume good, or great? Come find out!


Saturday November 10, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Jantzen

7:00pm

Embracing Body Positivity via Cosplay, Crossplay, and Fanfic
Engaging with your fandom, rewriting scripts to see yourself in your favorite stories or acting or dressing as characters therefrom, can help with embracing body positivity and with breaking down stereotypes about ethnicity, gender, and orientation.


Saturday November 10, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Pendleton

7:00pm

Adding Authenticity to Historical Fiction and Fantasy
We will talk about where to look for and how to incorporate, those little details of daily life that make your story shine.

Moderators
Speakers
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Brittany Torres

Fantasy In Focus Studios
Brittany Torres likes dragons, wine, and attempting to write her book late at night. She braved the college towns of MA to emerge with a Bachelor’s of Arts from Mount Holyoke College. To no one’s surprise she majored both in English and Medieval Studies, specializing in King Arthur... Read More →


Saturday November 10, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Pettygrove

7:00pm

Character vs World Driven
Character driven authors often create characters and build their world around them. While world driven writers create worlds and plop some characters into them. Both are perfectly okay but both have challenges. Listen to pros talk about how they get around their own challenges.


Saturday November 10, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Overton

7:00pm

Edit, Rinse & Repeat!
Your story is through the first round of edits and ready for more! How do you continue to polish? Our experienced editors will discuss what to look for in the second editing process.


Saturday November 10, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 166 A

7:00pm

NIWA Meet & Greet
Members and friends of the Northwest Independent Writers Association welcome you to join this friendly, mutually supportive regional group of writers and editors, for fun, to further your own professional pursuits or to discover new paper or audiobooks for your collection.


Saturday November 10, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 266

7:00pm

Surviving Cons with Disabilities
This is an informal meetup, with free refreshments provided, in an accessible suite with an accessible restroom, during neurodivergent-friendly, mostly quiet time. Come relax with each other, share survival tips for enduring how hard it can be to navigate conventions when you, your kids, your companions may have visible or hidden disabilities. Share suggestions with a member of the Inclusivity Committee of OSFCI, as to how our events can improve accessibility.


Saturday November 10, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 256

7:00pm

Paths Into Fanfiction: Challenges & Exchanges
Whether you're a writer looking for a fresh challenge or a reader hunting for a particular kind of story, there's probably a curated fanfic exchange on the Net that can supply just what you're looking for. From Yuletide to Holmestice, from Kink Bingo to the Ficathon that Goes Into a Bar, we'll talk about how challenges and exchanges work, where to find them, and catalogue some of the more memorable works they've produced.


Saturday November 10, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 166 B

7:00pm

Unified Nerd Theory Podcast
Live at Orycon! Frog Jones and Grant Riddell interview Orycon guests for the podcast Unified Nerd Theory.

Moderators
Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Lovejoy

7:00pm

Concert: Seanan McGuire
Seanan McGuire and friends will make some music.  We don't know much beyond that.  Presumably it will be both loud and enjoyable.  Plagues will probably be involved.  We understand Seanan is fond of those.


Saturday November 10, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Timberline

7:00pm

Losing Track of Reality
Whether from belief in magic exploited by hucksters, false news stories created and exploited by politicians, disinformation promulgated for profit, flat Earth and young Earth dogmas, and entertainment fantasy taken too seriously, reality in history and science seem under attack. Is this actually getting worse? Could the inability of a faux-news fed public to deal realistically with the scientific issues of diseases, overpopulation, and climate change pose an existential threat to humanity? What, as writers and readers, should we do about it?


Saturday November 10, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
White Stag

7:00pm

Meet B-Cubed Press
Readings, drawings, discussion, food highlighting B-Cubed Press--Alternative Truths, More Alternative Truths, Alternative Truths--After the Orange, Alternative Theologies, Alternative Truths Endgame, etc.


Saturday November 10, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 202

7:30pm

Jennifer Brozek Reading
Jennifer Brozek reads from her works.

Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Room 152

8:00pm

Indie Publishing Tools are getting easy
You used to have to have a major publishing house to put out quality books and magazines, but the information revolution has put the power in your hands. Publishing your own novels, starting a literary magazine, and not going broke in the process


Saturday November 10, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Pettygrove

8:00pm

Crossplay
Cosplay can offer a fun way to play with gender, whether one is cross-dressing, gender-bending a favorite character, or cosplaying while trans - or all of the above! This panel will offer tips and tricks for new and experienced cosplayers.


Saturday November 10, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Pendleton

8:00pm

Building Your World in Science Fiction
Where we will discuss how to research, plot, and develop the setting in science fiction literature.


Saturday November 10, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 166 B

8:00pm

Collectives
Have you, or your characters, lived, worked, organized events collectively, or wondered what it would feel like to be empowered in additional levels of decision-making within those structures? Share your life experiences and intellectual explorations in this safe space for exploring how alternatives may manifest, in life and in works of fiction. Everyone respectfully present will have equal opportunity (without obligation) to speak.


Saturday November 10, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 256

8:00pm

Literary Beer with Rory and Bart
Buy a drink at the bar in the event hall, and chat with Rory Miller and Bart Kemper! Who knows what they will talk about? Might be scary. Pull up a seat! 21 and over.


Saturday November 10, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
White Stag

8:00pm

Sherlock Meet & Greet
Meet with other Sherlock fans!


Saturday November 10, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 266

8:00pm

Concert: Dr. Mary Crowell
Music from our Music Guest of Honor!


Saturday November 10, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Timberline

8:00pm

Sensory World
What does science tell us about synesthesia, empathic abilities, and being HSP (highly sensitive person)? How do different cultures frame these traits in society? Can we reframe these for ourselves? And how can individuals with heightened sensory input and awareness design a life that works for them?

Moderators
Saturday November 10, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Lovejoy

8:00pm

When Transgender Is Magic
As we write worlds where magic and technology can change gender easily, does this difference erase the harder experiences of real transgender people?


Saturday November 10, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Overton

9:00pm

Sienna Saint-Cyr Reading
Sienna Saint-Cyr reads from Carnie, a short story included in the Summer Fair anthology.

Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Room 152

9:00pm

Literary Beer with K.R. Richardson
Buy a drink at the bar in the event hall, and chat with K.R. Richardson! You never know what topics might come up. 21 and over.


Saturday November 10, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
White Stag

9:00pm

Care and Feeding of an Author
This panel is for the family, friends, and partners of the creative types. Choosing to support a writer in their pursuit comes with its own challenges. Get a chance to meet up with other people who also have a writer or other creator in their life.


Saturday November 10, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 166 B

9:00pm

Consent, Coercion, and Everything In-between
Does playful coercion violate consent? When has the bridge between playful and abusive been crossed? We will discuss the importance of communication, and how without it even the happiest of situations can turn into a psychological mess.


Saturday November 10, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 166 A

9:00pm

Concert: Frank Hayes
The ever popular Frank Hayes returns to OryCon with another hour of songs about computers, fandom, and inflammable cats.

Moderators
Saturday November 10, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Timberline

9:00pm

Can You Survive the Master plan of a Supervillain? live interactive trivia game show
From Mwa-ha-ha to ha-ha-ha, see if you have what it takes to outmaneuver the machinations and master plans of supervillians of all genders and species. Flex your trivia muscles across multiple genres, for themed prizes, while being entertained by stand-up comic MCs, in our all-new edition of our annual live-action, highly interactive, always entertaining trivia game! Let us lure you to our lair...if you dare! (Some content might be PG.)


Saturday November 10, 2018 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Room 256

9:00pm

Anime Overnighter
A selection of recent anime shows having some science fiction, steampunk, alternate history, or alternative worlds content, or PARODIES of these genres. Some of these are Betamax - meaning they got eclipsed in popularity by other similar shows, but they're REALLY BETTER if you give them a chance. Rated PG-13 or TV-14 or less.

Moderators
Saturday November 10, 2018 9:00pm - Sunday November 11, 2018 2:00am
Lovejoy

9:30pm

Endeavour Award Reception
Join Jim Fiscus as he presents the 2017 Endeavour Award Finalists.

Saturday November 10, 2018 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Room 202

10:00pm

Concert: In The Pink
Pink Floyd cover band performs a not-to-be-missed concert!

Saturday November 10, 2018 10:00pm - Sunday November 11, 2018 12:00am
Mt. St. Helens

10:00pm

Orycon Pagan Circle
Eclectic Pagan spiritual service. All faiths welcome. Please enter quietly to preserve ritual atmosphere.


Saturday November 10, 2018 10:00pm - Sunday November 11, 2018 12:00am
Room 266

10:00pm

Open Circle: Bardic
Saturday November 10, 2018 10:00pm - Sunday November 11, 2018 2:00am
Timberline

11:00pm

Stand-Up for Geeks!
They have got your back, they will make you laugh, they know you inside and out, because they are you. Well, not in a scary, Whovian Ganger kinda way. But yeah. They are geeks. And they are friggin hilarious. Each in unique ways. And each of these randomly nerdy stand-up comedy geniuses has either won performance awards or started their own comedy showcases, on stage or on screen; so yeah, that is worth some XP. See you there.... Rating: 18+

Moderators
Speakers

Saturday November 10, 2018 11:00pm - Sunday November 11, 2018 12:00am
Room 256

11:00pm

Sex for fun and fiction
A really frank discussion about sex in real life and in fiction. Come with questions, or sit and listen as the panelists explore topics like porn, the sex positive movement, erotica, and relationships. 18+, strong language, may be offensive to some.


Saturday November 10, 2018 11:00pm - Sunday November 11, 2018 12:00am
Room 166 A
 
Sunday, November 11
 

8:00am

Hospitality
Hospitality is a perk where all membership can find lots of good munchies—both healthy and not-so-healthy. Does your panel schedule not leave enough time to visit a restaurant? Up at the wee hours of the morning and nothing seems open? Come join us at Hospitality for snacks, quick food at meal time hours, or all-night nibbles when you get the munchies. When you wake up, at what ever hour that happens to be, wander in for a fresh-brewed cup of coffee and some friendly, fandom conversation.
We will have options for all diet types and ingredient lists will be posted on food at time of service. Please note food and drink cannot be taken from Hospitality.

Sunday November 11, 2018 8:00am - 3:00pm
Room 106

9:00am

Eco-Art: Caterpillars and Spiders from Egg Cartons!
All-ages, hands-on craft. All supplies provided. Decorate egg cartons to look like caterpillars and spiders. Simultaneously create cute little critters for kids, and show the value of keeping materials out of the waste stream and that art is accessible to everyone even without a budget for supplies.

Moderators
Speakers

Sunday November 11, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
Room 256

9:00am

Finding Time to Write
Do you have this wonderful story idea that you can't find the time or energy to write about? Our panel of writers with real day jobs will share stories of how they fit it in. And yes, this cruel, early panel time is part of the message.


Sunday November 11, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Pettygrove

9:00am

Kaffeeklatche: Sunday 9am
Have a morning coffee with your fans!


Sunday November 11, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
JB's Nightclub

9:00am

Family Lounge
Do you need a quiet place to let your littles rest, or perhaps breastfeed in peace? Come to the Family Lounge, and relax for a few. Please note that you must stay with your children while they're in the Family Lounge. Child care is not available.

Sunday November 11, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Room 102

9:00am

Registration
After hours, Reg will be assisted by The Watch, which can be found in the Portland Room.

Sunday November 11, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Hayden

9:00am

Fan Lounge
The Susan C. Petrey Memorial Fan Lounge is a community area for fans to meet and hold gatherings during OryCon. If your club/guild/ committee/alliance/group of friends would like a free area to host a get-together, please sign up on the door of the lounge during the convention. View o40.sched.org for the latest schedule information. Refreshments will be provided, and the only requirement is that your event is open and welcoming to any fans who might wander in. Folks just looking for a place to sit and relax are welcome, too!

Sunday November 11, 2018 9:00am - 2:00pm
Room 202

9:00am

Open GAMING & Game Library
GAMING returns to OryCon 40, sponsored by our sibling convention GameStorm (http://www.gamestorm.org). Come on upstairs and try your hand at one of the many games in the game library, or try out one of the new ones you just grabbed in the dealers hall. To see the amazing selection of games in the game library, see http://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/Game_Storm?own=1

Sunday November 11, 2018 9:00am - 3:00pm
Multnomah

9:00am

Artifacts
Want a shirt? A fabulous travel mug? Maybe you'd like a little time off from your children? Come to the Artifacts table near Registration on LL1. We can sell you baubles and give you the information you need for our on-site child care.

Sunday November 11, 2018 9:00am - 3:00pm
Hayden

9:00am

Teen Lounge
Teen Lounge is a safe space for people ages 13-21 to be as geeky as they please. The Teen Lounge has a range of games that are both table top and console. There are plenty of snack, drinks and like minded geeks.

Sunday November 11, 2018 9:00am - 3:00pm
Room 116

9:00am

Console\LAN GAMING
Are you into computer gaming? Come play on Kumoricon's LAN and blast the ORCs\Enemies\Candy into the sky!

Sunday November 11, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Clackamas

9:00am

OryCon 41 Preregistration
OryCon 41 is coming! Buy your membership starting at noon on Saturday, and avoid the lines the last day of the con!

Sunday November 11, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Hayden

9:00am

Info Desk
Have a question about OryCon? Visit the Info Desk (located in the Ballroom foyer, across from Registration) or ask anyone wearing a burgundy ribbon with gold lettering (ConCom ribbon).

Sunday November 11, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Main Lobby

9:30am

Eco-Art: Butterflies, Bugs, and Critters!
Make pretty, dainty butterflies and bugs with paper scraps, ladybugs and other critters with other recycled materials. Simultaneously make pretty keepsakes and help kids learn the value of keeping paper out of the waste stream, and that art is accessible to everyone even when there is no budget for art supplies. All-ages, hands-on craft, all supplies provided.

Moderators
Speakers

Sunday November 11, 2018 9:30am - 10:00am
Room 256

10:00am

Storytime For Families
Bring your family in for fun storytime activities. There will be bubbles!

Moderators
Sunday November 11, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Flanders

10:00am

Ken Lizzi Reading
Ken Lizzi reads from his works.

Speakers

Sunday November 11, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Room 152

10:00am

Art Show
Art Show is located on the lower level parking area next to the Dealer’s Room and is open to membership. Please do not bring in any food or drink. No photography is allowed in the Art Show.
Want to help run Art Show next year? Meet artists, help with sales, and hang out with the cool kids? Drop a line to artshow@orycon.org and we’ll sign you right up!

Sunday November 11, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Salon West

10:00am

Speed-Paint Demonstration
In 1-Hour, Caelan Stokkermans will digitally paint from scratch a brand new piece for Canticles Productions, live! Right in front of your eyes, you will see the process of speed-painting, and hopefully be inspired to do some of your own!


Sunday November 11, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Art Show: Art Demos

10:00am

Contracts Terms to Flee
A number of contract terms are extremely risky for writers and need to be changed or rejected. Learn some of the dangers of writing from the chair of SFWA\'s Contracts Committee and other panel members.

Moderators
Speakers

Sunday November 11, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Lovejoy

10:00am

Costume Exchange
Clean out your costume closet and find new treasures! Exchange for new-to-you costumes, fabric, patterns and accessories. Bring costumes, fabric, patterns, or accessories which are taking up needed space.

Sunday November 11, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Pendleton

10:00am

Ask the Editor!
Please, do ask the editor. Ask Orycon editors what kinds of questions writers should always ask when they are looking for an editor. Whatever you ask the editor, make sure it is appropriate. This is a family event after all.


Sunday November 11, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Overton

10:00am

Horror vs Modern Technology
A discussion of how things like Cellphones and the internet impact horror stories, and how to write stories incorporating them.


Sunday November 11, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Pettygrove

10:00am

Intro to DIY 3D Printing
Creation Station members who have 3D printers will bring them in and show everyone how to use them. All ages welcome.

Moderators
Speakers

Sunday November 11, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 256

10:00am

Kaffeeklatche: Sunday 10am
Have a morning coffee with your fans!


Sunday November 11, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
JB's Nightclub

10:00am

Geekdom and Good Works
Reps from geeky organizations talk about running charitable events and other ways to do good in the world through geekery.


Sunday November 11, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 266

10:00am

Holmesian Apocrypha: Women of Baker Street
This isn't a panel about Sherlock and his adventures it's one about the rapidly growing number of tales featuring his sisters (Enola), multi-great granddaughters (Charlotte), rivals (Irene Adler), and other notable women in his orbit (Mary Morstan, Mrs. Hudson, Mary Russell). And then there are the universes in which the original Holmes was a woman all along.


Sunday November 11, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 166 B

10:00am

Volunteers Signup
OryCon runs on the blood, sweat, and tears of volunteers. On top of the amazing feeling of helping out, we also offer free swag to the volunteers on the last day of con. The swag comes straight from the vendors’ tables and includes lots of wonderful items that are donated just to reward the volunteers. Those who volunteer the most hours pick an item first, and then so on down the line. So the more hours you volunteer, the higher chance of picking your swag first!
So, got an hour to kill? Want to help out? Just want some free swag for sitting in a chair? Please visit the Portland Room on LL1, and help us put on a great OryCon!

Sunday November 11, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
Hayden

10:00am

Nerf War!
Come play nerf war!

Speakers

Sunday November 11, 2018 10:00am - 3:00pm
Tennis Court

10:00am

Movie Room
Movies, anime, and film shorts.

Sunday November 11, 2018 10:00am - 3:00pm
Room 156 A

10:00am

Movie Room
Movies, anime, and film shorts.

Sunday November 11, 2018 10:00am - 3:00pm
Room 156 B

10:00am

Dealers Room
Need that perfect gear for your steampunk outfit? Looking for a particular book? A fabulous piece of jewelry? Curious to know what the latest games are? A clever T-shirt? Come to the Dealer’s Room! We have almost 40 vendors just waiting to supply you with almost anything your heart desires. We’re on Lower Level 2, next to the Art Show ... Come visit!

Sunday November 11, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
Salon East

10:00am

Fan Tables
Need a break but don't want to miss the fun? Stop by the Fan Tables mini con in the Ballroom Lobby. Here you can find a fan group to join, a future event to attend, and much more.

Sunday November 11, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
Front Lobby

10:30am

Erica L. Satifka Reading
Erica L. Satifka reads from her works.

Speakers

Sunday November 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Room 152

10:30am

Sketchbook School
Calling young artists! Bring your own sketchbooks or borrow some paper on hand, so you can start keeping your own drawing Sketchbook or Journal. We will provide several sketching prompts and drawing challenges during this panel to help you begin your sketchbook and build a practice of keeping a sketchbook.


Sunday November 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Flanders

10:30am

Concert: Alexander James Adams
Music from our favorite Bard!

Moderators
Sunday November 11, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Mt. St. Helens

11:00am

Wendy N. Wagner Reading
Wendy N. Wagner reads from her works.

Speakers

Sunday November 11, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Room 152

11:00am

Independent Contracting
Discuss what it is like to work in the industry of Art from contracting with large companies, to doing small pieces for individuals.


Sunday November 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Overton

11:00am

Autograph Session: Sunday 11am
Authors and artists sign things.


Sunday November 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Dealers: Autographs

11:00am

Developing and Maintaining Your Mer-sonality
A discussion covering ways to create your character for mermaiding and/or how to add greater depths to your mersona.


Sunday November 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 166 B

11:00am

Foam / Wonderflex/Worbla Sci-Fi Armor
Ironman, Halo, Deadspace, Doctor Who and Mass Effect. Can we do it? Yes! How do we do it? Foam and Thermoplastic! We will talk about our favorite materials for building futuristic armor and tips on getting started and finishing. It is not as scary as it seems.


Sunday November 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pendleton

11:00am

When Lava Approaches: Volcanos in fiction
Discuss how to incorporate scientifically accurate volcanology into fiction. Discover the variety of possibilities, everything from enriching your setting details to catastrophic drama resulting from the massive power of a dynamic planet.


Sunday November 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lovejoy

11:00am

Coloring Titanium with Electricity!
Titanium can take on a wide range of brilliant, long-lasting metallic hues, while its strength and light weight make it an excellent choice for armour or costume hardware. Learn to safely anodize Titanium with batteries and household materials. We will demonstrate the process using the simplest and safest method, and discuss the details of doing more sophisticated coloring.

Moderators
Speakers

Sunday November 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 256

11:00am

Kaffeeklatche: Sunday 11am
Have a morning coffee with your fans!


Sunday November 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
JB's Nightclub

11:00am

Top 10 games of 2018
Three local panelists who play a lot of board games talk about their top 10 games that came out this past year.


Sunday November 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Jantzen

11:00am

GISH / Supernatural Family meetup
GISH (formerly GISHWHES) is the largest international scavenger hunt in the world, and it is for charity. It and the Random Acts charity it benefits, alongside life-saving nonprofit Always Keep Fighting, are all born of the Supernatural fan community, which regards itself SPN Family. Join our informal meetup whether you have GISHed or watched the show or are curious! You may bring food and beverages. All ages welcome; PG.


Sunday November 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 266

11:00am

SFWA Regional Business Meeting
SFWA Board members Curtis Chen and Cat Rambo will give a briefing on the latest in SFWA and genre publishing business, as well as answer questions. All current SFWA members are welcome.

Moderators
Speakers

Sunday November 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pettygrove

11:00am

SILLY Steampunk Patents!
Patent searches for new inventions sometimes pick up prior art from the 1840s to the 1930s, and Guy Letourneau will riff through a couple dozen STRANGE inventions that have been granted patents during that period.

Speakers

Sunday November 11, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
White Stag

11:30am

Leah Cutter Reading
Leah Cutter reads from her works.

Speakers

Sunday November 11, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Room 152

12:00pm

Kookie Klatche With Kate Risatu
Our Youth Pro Scarlet Noctus will interview author Kate Ristau while the audience enjoys milk and cookies (provided).


Sunday November 11, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Flanders

12:00pm

Manny Frishberg Reading
Manny Frishberg reads from his works.

Speakers

Sunday November 11, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Room 152

12:00pm

Autograph Session: Sunday Noon
Authors and artists sign things


Sunday November 11, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Dealers: Autographs

12:00pm

Manuscript Preparation
A pretty manuscript doesn't always cut it. You need to follow the guidelines in order to make editors happy. Learn the subtle art of manuscript prep and let's talk about cover letters too.


Sunday November 11, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pettygrove

12:00pm

Bottom Down
Our panel of experts will share their favorite pattern alterations from the waist down.


Sunday November 11, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pendleton

12:00pm

Fandom Foodmaking!
Do you love to cook?... to eat? ....and geeky things? .....We at Creation Station do, too! We invite you to join us for a fandom food potluck, welcoming Special Guest Friday Elliott, of Friday Afternoon teas! We will bring our favorite geeky dishes, recipes, cook books, measuring cups, and cake pans; sample geeky tea blends made by Friday Elliot, and learn more about her process; and have an open discussion on food, ranging from Klingon to Hobbit and everything in between. FOR SAFETY, INGREDIENT CARDS ARE REQUIRED.


Sunday November 11, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 256

12:00pm

Positive Impacts of Mermaiding
Mermaiding(verb) is a growing popularity in social circles as an outlet, expression, hobby, exercise and more. Come share in a discussion about so e of the dangers and faults of being a mermaid on land and in the water.


Sunday November 11, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 266

12:00pm

Two Shots Open Mic
This is a chance for OryCon members without concert slots to perform on stage for two songs or ten minutes, whichever comes first. Newcomers welcome! Sign up in Timberline Room.

Moderators
Sunday November 11, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Timberline

12:00pm

Science Does Not Work That Way, Good Night
A favorite standing-room only panel at RCCC 2017 and ECCC 2018, it's everyone's favorite Ask The Scientists panel! We're here for you through every physics flub and technology trip-up in the media. This panel of real scientists will discuss their expertise, from medicine to astronomy to engineering, take your questions, and talk about some of the moments in media that made them scream...in good ways and bad.


Sunday November 11, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
White Stag

12:00pm

Alexander James Adams Debuts a Canticles Event
The first of a line of short films by Canticles Productions, The Last Faireun is Alec's debut as a screen actor. Co-starring alongside Aubree Bowen and Matthew Gardner, he plays Everon XIII, a misanthropic age-old bard - not typecast at all!

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Torres

Brittany Torres

Fantasy In Focus Studios
Brittany Torres likes dragons, wine, and attempting to write her book late at night. She braved the college towns of MA to emerge with a Bachelor’s of Arts from Mount Holyoke College. To no one’s surprise she majored both in English and Medieval Studies, specializing in King Arthur... Read More →


Sunday November 11, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mt. St. Helens

12:00pm

Sunday ORCs
ORCs: Open Read and Critique session allows writers of all skill levels to read the first 750 words of their work to a round table group of the same.

Speakers

Sunday November 11, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lovejoy

12:30pm

Dino Rawrs
Join in with us to read stories about our prehistoric dinosaur friends, learn a dino dance, and roar some dino RAWRS!


Sunday November 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Flanders

12:30pm

Brenda Cooper Reading
Brenda Cooper reads from her works.

Speakers

Sunday November 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Room 152

1:00pm

Maquel A. Jacob Reading
Maquel A. Jacob reads from her works.

Speakers

Sunday November 11, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Room 152

1:00pm

Art Auction
Did your favorite art go to auction? Do not forget to come bid and take home some great art!

Moderators
Sunday November 11, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Art Show: Art Demos

1:00pm

Autograph Session: Sunday 1pm
Authors and artists sign things

Speakers

Sunday November 11, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Dealers: Autographs

1:00pm

Monster Mayhem Arts and Crafts Open House
Drop by Flanders to make custom monsters and rogue robots, and a tiny city for your creatures to smash, all from recyclable materials. Projects are geared to be accessible for young children to complete with adult assistance, but all are welcome to come and create mayhem with us!


Sunday November 11, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Flanders

1:00pm

Top Up Alterations
Panels will discuss their favorite pattern bodice/shirt alterations for real bodies.


Sunday November 11, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pendleton

1:00pm

First Page Idol
Want to see how your work in progress holds up to a cold read? Send the first page of your manuscript to idol@curtiscchen.com to have it anonymously read aloud and critiqued by a panel of professional authors and editors. We will also discuss first page writing strategies and techniques that work, as well as common issues found in story beginnings.


Sunday November 11, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pettygrove

1:00pm

Tropes, Memes, and literary devices
Why do we use them? Lazy writing, or a good start to something better? Let's discuss how tropes, memes and literary devices hurt us, or help us!


Sunday November 11, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 166 B

1:00pm

Local Food & Water Sustainability & Community-Building
Join us in this safe, facilitated group discussion of ideas, experiences, helpful hints, and questions, toward proactively establishing local food and water sustainability and community. Topics may include growing, raising, wild crafting, gathering, and storing sources of food; safely and legally collecting rainwater; improving soil with compost and vermiculture; building barter and gleaning networks; creating emergency shelters, etc. Everyone attending is welcome (though not required) to share their helpful hints and inquiries.

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